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The God Of Soho (2011)

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Playwright: Chris Hannan
Directed by: Raz Shaw

As bracingly modern as Che Walker’s The Frontline, which thrilled Globe audiences in 2008 and 2009, The God of Soho is not for the faint-hearted. Bursting with dirty language and filthy content.

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The Golden Ass (2002)

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Playwright: Peter Oswald
Directed by: Tim Carroll

Based on the story that C.S. Lewis called ‘a strange compound of picaresque novel, horror comic, mystagogue’s tract, pornography and stylistic experiment.’

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The Honest Whore (1998)

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Playwright: Thomas Dekker (with Thomas Middleton)
Directed by: Jack Shepherd

The Honest Whore was written in two parts and the total running time was somewhere in the region of seven hours! In this version, Mark Rylance and Jack Shepherd have conflated the plays into one.

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The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2014)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont
Directed by: Adele Thomas

Combining salty colloquial prose with charming songs, The Knight of the Burning Pestle was one of the first madcap, mash-up, screwball comedies to hit the English stage and the first to run not one but two plays within-the-play simultaneously.

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The Last Days of Troy (2014)

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Playwright: Simon Armitage
Directed by: Nick Bagnall

The Greeks are laying siege to Troy to win back their abducted queen, Helen. Desperate and exhausted, both Gods and mortals squabble amongst themselves for the spoils of war and the hand of victory.

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The Lightning Child (2013)

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Playwright: Ché Walker
Directed by: Matthew Dunster

History, sex, funk, gender schism, politics, repression, addiction, envy, tragedy and more sex collide in a psychedelic, anarchic remix of The Bacchae for the Globe’s first musical.

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The Maid's Tragedy (1997)

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Playwright: Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
Directed by: Lucy Bailey

The Maid's Tragedy manages to thrill in the real sense of the word. It is a brilliant piece of story-telling, keeping you hooked by a sequence of events that continue to defy expectation.

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The Malcontent (2014)

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Playwright: John Marston
Directed by: Caitlin McLeod

With its obsession with lust, greed and violence, its dense Shakespearean allusion, Machiavellian villainy and savagely satirical comedy, The Malcontent is one of the masterpieces of the renaissance stage.

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